BISMARCK, N.D. – The Velva Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) reopens Tuesday, Aug. 2, to assist North Dakota residents who have been affected by the spring flooding. The center is located in the Velva City Hall at 101 First Street SW, and will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until further notice. The DRC is closed on Sundays.
Representatives from FEMA housing and individual assistance programs will be available to receive and provide information about individual applications. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about cost-effective rebuilding and repair techniques to reduce property damage in future disasters.
Customer service representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be available to homeowners, renters and businesses to answer questions about the SBA disaster loan program and assist with disaster loan applications. Others who may be represented at the centers include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and state agencies.
Residents who plan to stop by the DRC are urged to register for assistance before their visit by calling 1-800-621-3362 (TTY 1-800-462-7585) between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (CDT) daily. Individuals may also register online at www.fema.gov or www.disasterassistance.gov, or by smart phone at m.fema.gov.